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Content Construction

The powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 3 million downloads (and counting)!

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WHAT IS K2?

K2 provides an out-of-the box integrated solution featuring rich content forms for items (think of Joomla articles with additional fields for article images, videos, image galleries and attachments), nested-level categories, tags, comments, a system to extend the item base form with additional fields (similar to CCK for those acquainted with Drupal), a powerful plugin API to extend item, category and user forms, ACL, frontend editing, sub-templates & a lot more!

Using K2, you can transform your Joomla website to a news/magazine site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, download/document manager, directory listing, event listing & more, all this bundled under one package!

Give K2 a try & you'll instantly love it! It's easy to use and fun to develop websites with! If you need any help or want to contribute to the project, join us at the K2 community.


FEATURES

Since K2 is extensible with additional fields to its base item form, you can easily create category-specific content types, e.g. article, blog post, product page, directory listing.

K2 offers as standard:
- nested-level categories
- commenting, integrated with Google's reCaptcha & Akismet
- tags
- distinct item image (useful for articles/catalogs)
- image galleries
- videos
- attachments
- user pages (author blogs/user profiles)
- smart ACL for frontend editing
- unique plugin system to extend item, category & user forms
- AJAX based frontend editing & comments moderation
- Rest-like JSON/JSONP content output
- Native advanced SEF options
- Flexible sub-templates (for every content output)

K2 fully supports the Joomla API, which means any Joomla plugins will function properly within the K2 component & modules, either in the frontend or backend.


AMAZING PERFORMANCE

Pixeden, Groupama, Harvard, High Court of Australia, Amnesty International, Arturia, Vivaldi Web Brower & the Joomla Magazine are just some of the thousands of top Joomla sites around the world, fully powered by K2.


DEPENDENCIES & LICENSE

To utilize the built-in video & gallery features you need to install AllVideos (free) & Simple Image Gallery Pro, both provided by JoomlaWorks.

K2 is developed by JoomlaWorks & licensed under the GNU/GPL license.


WHAT NEXT?

Try K2! Install it, hit the "import" button to bring your Joomla articles inside K2, start playing with the component to see the flexibility it provides first-hand. Moreover? You no longer need a dozen of components & even more modules to do things like run a news site or a blog. Drupal & Wordpress have certainly met their match now!

Visit the K2 Community website: getk2.org

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Hey


Posted on 19 July 2015
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Functionality

the best for me :)

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Ease of use

the best for me :)

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Support

this was to be better if you guys can add
menu select (new article)

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Documentation
I used this to: my site
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Good product


Posted on 29 May 2015
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Functionality

is very flexible

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Ease of use

simply enough

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Support

I would like to better

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Documentation
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Not attractive anymore


Posted on 21 May 2015
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Functionality

Most of the features are now built in Joomla 3.4.1, dont see much need for K2. Lack of support and Doesnt work on 3.4.1

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Ease of use

Well ok, but not for novice. Most features are paid plugins. Sticking with Joomla!

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Support
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Documentation
I used this to: Website
Owner's reply: Well, Joomla's core article system still lacks a lot of elements to compete with K2. And I'm not just talking about the content related stuff (CCK, better & less modules, image handling, frontend editing etc. etc.), better templating and the usual "integrator" features that have made K2 so popular. There are other, especially performance related aspects which com_content is still miles behind. And with the advent of K2 v3 in September (and its official unveiling in JoomlaDay Brasil 2015), K2 will be not miles, but light years ahead :)

We do however need to improve on our documentation and this is part of the new site design we're preparing to coincide with the launch of K2 v3.
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Functionality

After initial set up it made creating pages much faster and the pages more responsive.

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Ease of use

K2 is fairly intuitive. Online docs was all I needed to get up and going.

100
Documentation

Worked well for me.

I used this to: My own personal website and a couple clients I create sites for part time.
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Functionality
90
Ease of use
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Support
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Documentation
I used this to: Blog, news, a custom online shop
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Functionality

Good functionality, most everything that was there worked well, save for UI issues.

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Ease of use

Awful. Ex:Users need to check a box to delete an existing item image, save, then specify a new image to replace it. All just to swap images.

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Support

N/a. Didn't contact support.

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Documentation

Almost completely nonexistent; the extent of my K2 knowledge is a product of my coworkers experiences with it.

I used this to: Developing sites for future users with not much tech knowhow.
Owner's reply: Some clarifications:
1) You can simply choose a new image to replace the existing one. The checkbox exists if you want to completely remove an already uploaded image, it's not required in order to upload a new image in place of an existing one.
2) We have a very good set of video tutorials on getk2.org, one of which is provided by OSTraining.
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Generally I had no important issues with this extension (at least nothing I couldn't fix) but only a couple of things drove me away. First was the Simple Image Gallery (found it a bit hard to work with), and second and most important was the Joomla! 3 association option for multilingual websites, which really makes it piece of cake to associate content in many languages. If this option was available in K2 I think it would be back in the game at least for me. Anyway I think it's a very very nice extension, really worth to give it a shot!

Owner's reply: The current release of K2 (v2) as well as the upcoming one (v3) both fully support multilingual content by default, without the need for any other extension in Joomla 2.5 & 3.x. That is why in all backend forms in K2 there is always the "language" option to associate your content with your desired language.
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Very good component


Posted on 22 September 2014

Really love the way one can present articles on the front end using K2.



Thank you.

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I love K2


Posted on 04 June 2014

This is wonderful.

  It takes a bit of work to set up, but it's great to work with.

  Also the design could be better. Still I love him.

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I've recently implemented this nice plugin, works like a charm :) I'll rated Excellent!

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K2

Version:
2.9.0
Developer:
JoomlaWorks
Last updated:
Sep 21 2018
Date added:
Apr 14 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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Compatibility:
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